CTK News - From Mr. Kaiser


Immanuel Lutheran Church's Director of Music, Barbara Bleck, will offer two beginner recorder classes this summer: grades 2-5 and 6-8. There will be ten weeks of class beginning the week of June 11. Except for the first week, all classes will be held on Tuesday morning with each session lasting one hour. The study book costs $20 and the recorder costs $5.00. This opportunity is open to all children of our church and the community-at-large. Please tell your friends about the free musical education their child may receive. In order to have enough materials available on the first day of class, the parent needs to contact Ms. Bleck at least one week beforehand. Also, each class will be limited to only seven students. Please contact Ms. Bleck now in order to reserve a place for your child. For further info: 989 325 0672, no texting, or FrauAngelika@yahoo.com. 

Unionville-Sebewaing School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for all children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and younger and persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational progam for the mentally or physically diabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard for race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites listed below.

USA High School: June 19-22, July 5-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, and 31, and Aug. 1-3, 7-10. Breakfast will be from 8 AM-9:30 AM. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sebewaing Park - 127 3rd St. Lunch will only be served at the park on the same dates and times as USA High School serving dates and times.

Finally, lunches will be served at the Bayside Estates Trail Park located at 2420 Pinetree Dr. The serving time will be different than the other two sites when it is served from 11:45 AM to 12:15 P.M. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

It is coming! Vacation Bible School is Coming! Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church would like to announce that on June 26-30, VBS will be taking place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing this year. The theme will be Mighty Fortress - In Jesus, the Victory is Won! Students in preschool through 4th grade are welcome to attend. ALL children are welcome to attend (They do not have to be a member of one of the churches or attend CTK). Adults and youth - WE NEED YOU to help with various areas of VBS. Financial donations are also needed. Please contact the Bunkes 883-2539 or 397-0671 to volunteer. 

    One item that was asked to be publicized by Immanuel and St. Paul Lutheran Churches:
    Please remember that the church attendance policy still applies throughout the summer. If you are a member of either church, you still need to attend a LCMS church at least twice a month or your account will be charged a fee. If you choose to travel to a different LCMS church, please remember to bring home a church bulletin from the church you attended and bring it to either church office.

    I wanted to pass on some information to you. The CTK Board of Education will be raising the registration fee AND the student fee by $100 each for next year. There is a reason for this decision. Last Monday evening, both Immanuel and St. Paul Lutheran Churches voted to accept a budget which would move Ms. Mary Canfield to a full-time position. She would need to be a full-time teacher because the budget also included for the first time ever, a full-time principal. That would be me. Thank you to everyone who supports OUR school. Decisions made continue to make Christ the King the best Lutheran school in the Thumb. A letter will be sent out this week to inform you of next year.

    Please, please, please!!! In order to receive your family packet from CTK, you will need to have your entire family balance - registration fee, student fee, library fines, lunch money - You get the idea. Please call the school office and check with Mrs. Mammel or Mr. Kaiser to make sure that you will be able to pick up the packet on Sunday, June 11th. If you still carry a balance, your packet will be held in the school office until you satisfy the entire amount of the balance. If you have no balance, your family packet will be ready for pickup between services or after the last service at your home congregation. Thank you for your support.

    Grace Lutheran Church in Fairgrove has established an annual children’s clothing giveaway. This giveaway allows children in our community and surrounding communities to “shop” for school clothes and supplies, which are provided by Martin Funeral Home. They are currently asking for clothing donations as you clean out your closets. Once they are gathered, the clothes can be dropped off at Grace Lutheran: 1809 Main St., Fairgrove, 989-693-6322 or call Tracey Reinbold 989-670-5005. Thank you in advance for any and all donations and we ask that you keep our “mission” in your prayers. Thank you, Tracey Reinbold.

    If you hear that your friends, family, or even your neighbors are unhappy with their present school, I ask that you share your experience at Christ the King Lutheran School in Unionville and Sebewaing. Please stop into the office and I will have a business card that you could give to them. I want our present CTK family to grow again. This will allow us to live what our new mission statement says: Bring in. You may simply want them to call the office and talk with me. That is a different option. It is time to talk up OUR school. School number is 883-3730.

    A quick prayer request from the Kaiser family… The Kaiser family would like to announce that they have sold their house in Millington after three years on the market (We had only a small taste of what the Israelites felt in the wilderness!). We ask that God would direct us to our new house (wherever that may be) within the next month or two so that we can be moved in by next school year. Thank you for helping us praise God for guiding the family to purchase our house.

    One final reminder to parents…A survey was sent out last week about adjustments to the CTK Latchkey program. Please make sure that these surveys are turned into the school office by the end of this week. I will give rewards out to the students who bring them to the school office. No 8th graders, it will not be another paper clip.

    The churches and I, implore that you continue to give your church offerings during the summer. Summers are a historically financial-taxing time on churches because people take a vacation on the church and on their giving. The churches and CTK need you to continue your giving throughout the summer to continue our ministries that we offer. If you do not, ministries may not be able to be presented. If you do not give regularly, I again ask that you begin giving a gift to God for the blessings that He has given to you and your family. I still remember a sermon Pastor Kuhl gave where he mentioned that if he knew that he and his lovely wife would be vacationing, they would give their checks to the church office before they left on vacation so that they would be certain to give God His first fruits. What a wonderful idea. Thank you from the bottom of my heart - David Kaiser.

    Christ the King Lutheran School is looking for someone with some musical talent. If you are able to play the piano and would like to help support CTK, please let Mr. Kaiser know ASAP. After many years of service to the Lord, the woman who has done a fantastic job for CTK choirs, Mrs. Sandy Marxhausen has decided that this school year will be her last year accompanying all the school choirs: the Cherub choir, the Junior Children’s choir, and Chorale. Again, CTK would love to hear from you if you are able to sacrifice some time out of your week to help the children by playing piano. Please call the school office at 989-883-3730.

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    For Information about our After School Latch Key Program, please call Mrs. Vermeersch at 674-8691, Unionville Campus.
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